Samsung 'hopes' for strong Galaxy Note 9 sales, disputing Galaxy S9 flop claims

Samsung 'hopes' for strong Galaxy Note 9 sales, disputing Galaxy S9 flop claims
It may feel like all those pre-release Galaxy Note 9 rumors were right on the money now that the phone has gone official with the expected design and specifications, but there’s actually one piece of gossip that Samsung is trying to disprove.

Koh Dong-Jin, the company’s co-CEO and President of the Mobile Communications division, “hopes” the Note 9 will be able to “outpace” its predecessor in terms of sales numbers, which of course, is not the same thing as setting a specific goal.

But Koh definitely seems to believe in the box office potential of the latest flagship device, billed as boasting the “very best performance with the specialized S Pen, as well as the intelligent camera.”
 
That beefed-up 4,000 mAh battery is also described as “safer than ever”, which sounds like music to the ears of Galaxy Note 7 owners back in the day who might have feared a repeat of the 2016 explosion fiasco.

Before taking Koh’s word for granted and discarding reports calling for “only” 11 million or so Galaxy Note 9 unit sales a little while ago, you may also want to hear what the exec has to say about the Galaxy S9.

Previously deemed a flop or at least not that successful by various market research firms and industry analysts, the phone released roughly five months ago is apparently on an upward trend. Koh thinks the time for drawing conclusions will come “at the end of the year”, but so far, the GS9 duo has allegedly posted a sales increase of 6 percent compared to the S8 and S8+.

Bizarrely enough, it was only a couple of weeks ago that Samsung characterized Galaxy S9 and S9+ sales as “slow” in its second-quarter financial report. Maybe Koh didn’t get the memo or perhaps this ascending new “trend of the Galaxy S9 sales” was merely noticed over the past two weeks or so. Either way, it’s probably wise to just wait and see how the Galaxy Note 9 will do at the box office.

source: The Investor

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20 Comments

1. bekks unregistered

Funny how PA always refers to the note 7 without saying that note 8 never had a battery problem all thru...this is bias...they never mention apple throttling concerns back then but eager to mention Sammy overtime...note 9 looks every inch a great phone...no PA bias can stop that..period

3. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

They forgot also about iPhone 4 antennagate as well... Oh gee, what checks from Apple can do...

2. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Note is overpriced and has not good battery. To characterised ( beefed-up) 4,000 mAh its not enough.at least 5000 mAh need it. because the phone does not endurance even one day , where other manufacturers last two and three .and lower price.

4. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 619; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

First they needed 3000 then 3500 now they gotta 4000 and still people complain. And seeing as how you don't own the device I'm wondering how you know the device can't "endurance one day" and what other phones this size last three days, don't worry I'll wait.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

"Samsung Galaxy S9 Note" Is this a new phone? Never heard of it...

7. adecvat

Posts: 658; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Typo. He mean Galaxy S9+ Stylus edition.

8. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"Samsung Galaxy S9 Note is overpriced and has not good battery." SMH. Just stop. You sound like an idiot.

16. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Your a liar. It certainly gets a day and then sum. Plus that's with an always on display.

26. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 619; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

hes no liar hes an uninformed fortune teller.

6. koeosdano

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 27, 2018

Ladies and Gentemen! I proudly presents the iphone! Desiged by Apple Made by Samsung, TSMC and Foxconn

14. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

The design is the main part DUH!

20. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Like rounded corners? LMAOOOO

9. midan

Posts: 3124; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

not even tech people are interested about Note 9 https://www.poll-maker.com/results2036100x144c45EA-55#tab-2

10. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Yes because is over priced, no good battery and the hardware ( memory) and has nothing innovative, the same as the last year's phone.

17. hansip87

Posts: 231; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

at this point Smartphone is simply a commodity. even the low wage worker can have a Samsung J series. now yes s-pen still a differentiator, but any serious artist will still use its cintiq/intuos at home, or just save for the old note 8/note FE if they really need stylus on the go. those 1000 USD price can be solved via US$ 40 Power bank more often than not. and those dual aperture camera? Well it's a gimmick in most cases, no worthy bokeh shot can come from it, why not just let it go and grab the old note which came with still respectable camera?

24. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

If Samsung wanted success, they should've went back to the basic with the note family. Flat screen (no notch or curve). Nice size battery. Great surround sound speaker, for conferences calls. 6 to 8 gig of RAM, for multitasking.

25. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

- Samsung's curved screens are really subtle nowadays (compared to s6edge, and some older flagships), it's just like 2.5D glass in other phone, but with screen under it. - It has the biggest battery on Note family - Check unbox therapy review, this phone have better speaker, and deeper bass. - Yes it already come with 6GB and 8GB of RAM

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